In February 2017, Representative Willis Crudy introduced the national Popular Vote bill (Status of HB394).  

On April 18, 2011, the Montana Senate voted 30–20 for a bill to study the National Popular Vote bill (SJ 24).

A survey of 842 Montana voters conducted on January 4–5, 2011 showed 72% overall support for the idea that the President of the United States should be the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states. Voters were asked "How do you think we should elect the President: Should it be the candidate who gets the most votes in all 50 states, or the current electoral college system?" By political affiliation, support for a national popular vote was 67% among Republicans, 80% among Democrats, and 70% among others. By gender, support was 80% among women and 63% among men. By age, support was 72% among 18-29 year olds, 67% among 30-45 year olds, 75% among 46-65 year olds, and 73% for those older than 65. The survey was conducted by Public Policy Polling, and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 1/2%.

On January 15, 2007, Montana Senators Rick Laible and Jesse Laslovich and Representatives Rep. Walter McNutt and Hal Jacobson have introduced National Popular Vote bill (SB 290).